Opinion piece: Rewriting the story on ageing

When we’re young, we’re desperate to grow up; as we age, we want to be young again. Why does older age frighten us? Is it because of what we perceive old age to be? There has been lots of information in the media recently with shocking tales of poor care, waiting lists and system challenges… 

Submission on impact of the failed compliance program at Centrelink

One of the detrimental design features of the Program is the inclusion of an automatic procedure that is triggered in the event of a non-response from a welfare recipient. If a Centrelink recipient fails to respond to DHS in person or online, or if they do not provide sufficient supporting documentation or information, the system… 

Continuing to work towards zero carbon at U City

Carbon Neutral Ambassador, Uniting Communities, opened the doors to its brand new U City building to the public on 6 August, marking the launch of a unique mixed-use community in the heart of the Adelaide CBD. In 2018, the U City development was recognised as South Australia’s ‘greenest’ building design to date by the Green… 

Submission to Senate inquiry on Robodebt and NDIA

Uniting Communities submission to a Senate committee regarding “The impact of changes to service delivery models on the administration and running of Government programs”.  We described our concerns regarding Centrelink’s Robodebt compliance and outsourced debt collection program. We also indicate our support for the ongoing outsourcing of functions in the Human Services portfolio at the… 

Campaigning for Every Child

Uniting Communities is proud to be a campaign partner in the Every Child campaign, a national movement launching on Tuesday 27 August. Every child and young person in Australia can and should thrive. But this is only possible when Australian families get the support they need to navigate tough times. The Every Child campaign is… 

Ruby’s marching proud for homelessness awareness

Ruby’s Therapeutic Youth Service will host the Pride in Your Stride community walk on Friday 9 August, marching through the streets of Mt Gambier and taking donations of shoes to raise awareness of homelessness and lack of affordable housing. The walk will be held during this year’s Homelessness Week, where the theme is ‘Housing Ends…